Susan Elizabeth Cowan
Susan Elizabeth Cowan, 71, of Hermitage, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 3, 2019) at UPMC McGee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born on May 8, 1948, in Greenville, a daughter of Andrew and Mildred Ondo.
She was a 1966 graduate of Sharpsville High School, after which she received degrees from St. Luke's School of Nursing, Youngstown State University, Slippery Rock University and Akron University. She taught at Sharon Hospital School of Nursing and was a professor/special needs coordinator at Thiel College until retirement in 2007.
She married Walter Cowan on Aug. 23, 1969.
Susan was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she was a worship assistant, parish nurse, member of the hand-bells and choir, web master and Worship/Music Committee member. She was a life member of the Hermitage Volunteer Fire Department and president of the Viewfinders Camera Club. She enjoyed her flowers and plants, and loved to travel and spend time at the beach, always taking pictures.
Besides her husband, survivors include: her brother, Robert Ondo of Sharpsville; three daughters, Amy (Nathan) Keesecker and Sherrylynn (Donald) Dodd, both of Humble, Texas, and Holly (Todd) Kildoo of Media, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jacob, Sarah, Tyler and Tara; along with a nephew, Andrew.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be given toward the AED Fund at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hermitage.

Susan Elizabeth Cowan, 71, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (12-5-19) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may sign guest book at
Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday (12-6-19) in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage, with Pastor Gary Nelson officiating. Everyone is asked to meet at the church.
Burial: Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville.
Published on December 4, 2019


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Sandy Kimpan
Dec 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss! Just heard in church today. Praying for your family to find comfort in each other. God Bless.
Sandy Kimpan
Dec 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss! Just heard in church today. Praying for your family to find comfort in each other. God Bless.
Kathleen Ward
Dec 06, 2019
Susan was so caring, hard-working, and intelligent. She was a good friend and colleague during her years at Thiel, and it is so hard to know that we have lost such an exceptional person.
Janis Patterson
Dec 06, 2019
I’m so sorry. We just heard today and we missed both calling hrs and funeral. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Shirley Dagres Shirley
Dec 06, 2019
Sending sincere sympathies to you all. Susan was a wonderful person and role model. I valued her friendship and advice.
Marcia Lowe
Dec 05, 2019
What a beautiful and kind lady. I always enjoyed our visits in the salon. She was so sweet and loving and loved her girls so much along with her grandkids...She will be deeply missed...
Love, Trudy and Andrew Bosilovic and family
Dec 05, 2019
A Full Life was purchased for the family of Susan Elizabeth Cowan by Love, Trudy and Andrew Bosilovic and family.  Send flowers
William Madura
Dec 05, 2019
My condolences to Walt, Amy, Sherrylynn, and Holly. A life well lived, we will miss you, cousin Bill.
Karen Jackson-Cook
Dec 05, 2019
My prayers and deepest sympathy to the family. Susan will always be dear in my heart f
Vic Fredda
Dec 05, 2019
Walt and family,

Our condolences.

Vic and Nancy Fredda, Orlando,FL